The Ten Commandments of Computer

@Fulltank (2894)
Philippines
August 15, 2012 6:49am CST
Just a while ago, I was approached by my daughter asking me if I know the Ten Commandments of Computer. I was not aware that there's such thing as this. It was never taught in any of my computer subjects way back in high school or college years. And I was opted to search the web. Just want to share this to other myLotters about the ethics on the use of computers. Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics "Created by the Computer Ethics Institute" 1. Thou Shalt Not Use A Computer To Harm Other People. 2. Thou Shalt Not Interfere With Other People’s Computer Work. 3. Thou Shalt Not Snoop Around In Other People’s Computer Files. 4. Thou Shalt Not Use A Computer To Steal. 5. Thou Shalt Not Use A Computer To Bear False Witness. 6. Thou Shalt Not Copy Or Use Proprietary Software For Which You have Not Paid. 7. Thou Shalt Not Use Other People’s Computer Resources Without Authorization Or Proper Compensation. 8. Thou Shalt Not Appropriate Other People’s Intellectual Output. 9. Thou Shalt Think About The Social Consequences Of The Program You Are Writing Or The System You Are Designing. 10. Thou Shalt Always Use A Computer In Ways That Insure Consideration And Respect For Your Fellow Humans. Link: http://computerethicsinstitute.org/publications/tencommandments.html
7 responses
• United States
17 Aug 12
If everyone followed these 10 Commandments, the internet would be a much nicer, simpler place. Thanks for sharing.
@Fulltank (2894)
• Philippines
18 Aug 12
The bad thing is, we can't programmed all people in the world to follow it. As one can do almost anything they want in the internet. Its my first time to see this 10 commandment and I too was guilty of violating some of it.
• Philippines
17 Aug 12
Nice list. Some fundamental rules and laws that every computer user should know and employ when using a computer.
@Fulltank (2894)
• Philippines
18 Aug 12
And yet, many doesn't know this. That's why our internet today is flooded with all sorts of deceptions, scums, hate, and other bad things.
@bloodmask (590)
• India
15 Aug 12
Thats interesting in this computer age. A rule in mind from child hood. Thats good. Looks like coming back to basics. I think it need one more line. Thou shall not view any improper videos or images online. Thou shall not talk to strangers online. Thou shall not use or register to any social networking websites. Thou shall install parental software in system. Thou prevent use of system more than one hour a day or less.
@Fulltank (2894)
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
Nice addition, but personally I think I had violated all your commandments. Including some of those I posted like #2, #3, and #6. If there are existing penalties on these, then I'll sure be charge as guilty of the violation. lol. Thanks for your comment.
• South Africa
15 Aug 12
Lol, hmmm in a perfect world! but unfortunately i think that 99% of the computer / internet usage in the world go's exactly against these principals
@ravisivan (14095)
• India
15 Aug 12
Full tank: Very useful information. Important point - not to use others' computers without their specific permission.
@ARIES1973 (10797)
• Legaspi, Philippines
15 Aug 12
Hi fulltank! So the children nowadays really have so many things to teach the parents. He he. If these are the rules then there must be corresponding penalty for the violation of such rules.
@maezee (41301)
• United States
15 Aug 12
Ha ha, that's really nice! Wouldn't it be nice if everyone actually followed this as a guideline for their internet usage?